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Khloé Kardashian in Bathing Suit Shares a Poolside Selfie

Here are 10 habits that helped her get into the best shape of her life. 

Peak summer months may be behind us but Khloé Kardashian is still in her bathing suit reliving her best memories! The reality star flaunted her incredibly fit and chiseled figure on social media this week while lounging poolside. "A few weeks ago….." she captioned the snap. How did the mother-of-two take control of her life and get into the best shape ever. Read on to see 10 ways Khloé Kardashian stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bikini Photos!

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1

She Sweats Before the Sun Comes Up

If you want a body like Khloé's you should consider getting up before the sun comes up. "Usual sister workout with @kimkardashian and @coachjoe.paris," Khloé captioned a recent image from a climbing machine. "Got to get it in before the kids wake up." 

2

She Preps for Workouts the Night Before

Some people meal prep, but Khloe workout preps. "I have my waters that I always [line up] the night before," she explained to Byrdie. "I make sure that everything is lined up, ready to go, and simplified because I want to make happy, healthy habits. It's so simple, but I notice that when I don't do these things how crummy or sluggish I'll feel." She also lays out her workout outfit. "Do everything you can to make it a little easier for your future self."

3

She Takes "Baby Steps"

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Khloé believes that setting small goals is more motivating than lofty ones. "What I say to everyone is baby steps," she told Byrdie. "When I first started, I was like 'Okay, Monday is day one. I'm not going to eat any carbs or sugar or anything.' [I realized] that's too intense. Start small, and any step is at least a step forward."

4

She Was Patient But Diligent

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Khloé didn't try to lose weight fast. Instead she changed her lifestyle and transformed gradually. "For me it was a lifestyle change—it wasn't like, 'I'm going to lose 30 pounds in 30 days,'" she told Byrdie. "That's unrealistic, unsafe, and you're setting yourself up for failure. I would say instead, 'I'm going to start incorporating collagen protein into my coffee in the morning.' It's just one thing. I would do that for two weeks, and then say 'Okay, I'm going to do the collagen in my coffee and drink three liters of water per day.' Whatever they may be, set small goals. Try one new healthy habit every two weeks and then keep adding to them until you're in a really good place. I think we all at first get so excited and take on more than is realistic. And then we fail and we're bummed about it. But if you set these small goals, you get really proud of yourself. You're like 'Okay, I did that and I feel really good.' Then you're inspired and you add one more."

5

She Uses Exercise to Destress

Khloé works out for her body and mind. "I've realized that I have to work out at least five days a week for my mental health," she told Byrdie. "Of course a byproduct is losing weight or seeing this great muscle here or there. But I've realized it's more about the stress relief that I get. It's more about the accomplished feeling that I get—I set my mind to do something, I woke up, I did it, and now I feel great."

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She Eats What She Wants, in Small Amounts

"I kind of eat what I want, but in portion control, which I never knew before. It's really hard," she Khloé dished to PEOPLE. "You have to train your body to eat less. Your eyes are bigger than your stomach."

7

She Hydrates

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Khloé understands that one of the key components of health is hydration. "I had to train myself to drink more water. I drink like 5 liters of water a day," she revealed to PEOPLE. "I yell at [Kylie] and Kendall [Jenner] to drink more water."

8

She Avoids the Scale

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"I don't believe that a weight defines you. I don't weigh myself, because I don't care what number I am," Khloé told Entertainment Tonight. "I think to be happy comes from within … There's so many miserable people that are thin and they're hungry!

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She Has a Love/Hate Relationship with Her Jump Rope

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"I love jumping rope. I love to hate it. [Trainer] Don will say, 'In five minutes, you need to do 800 jumps.' I was like, 'That's easy,' but no, it's the hardest," Khloé confessed to Health. "I'm drenched, and I can't breathe, and my arms hurt, but for me it's a full-body workout. Running is my least favorite thing."

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She Shuns Diets

"I want to say about food, it's this: Don't diet. When you diet, you are basically setting yourself up for failure. I mean, the word die is in there!" she wrote in her book, Strong Looks Better Naked. "You're not allowing yourself to enjoy the food you love, and it will only make you want it that much more. Make smart lifestyle changes, one baby step at a time."

Leah Groth
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